"What the heck is a Yubikey and why did I buy one?": A user guide
So while looking for information on security keys before getting one myself, I got very confused reading about all the different modes and advertised features of Yubikeys and other similar dongles. The official documentation tends to be surprisingly convoluted at times, weirdly organized and oddly shy about a few of the limitations of these keys (which I'm making a point of putting front and center). Now that I have one, I decided to write down everything I figured out in order to help myself (and hopefully some other people reading this) make sense of all this.
Since I'm partly writing these notes for myself, there might be some back and forth between "exp